What is Myopia?

Myopia is a disease that affects the ability to clearly see objects far away. This is because the shape of the eyes causes the light rays to ben incorrectly, resulting in images being focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina. Myopia is progressive condition happens when the child is growing. If left untreated, the condition will worsen. Over the years, more and more children are diagnosed with myopia. While myopia cannot be cured, it can be prevented from worsening. Studies show that early intervention can slow or even stop the progression of myopia through a variety of proven treatments.

Here are the treatments that we offer:

Orthokeratology (Ortho K):

These overnight lenses are specifically designed to be worn only in the evening as your child goes to bed. They are taken out in the morning before your child prepares for the day. These lenses are custom made to comfortably reshape the cornea. Each child will undergo a consultation to receive their lenses. Studies have shown that myopia progression can be slowed and, in some cases, stopped through this treatment. Your child will be wearing these contacts at home. If your child wears the lenses every night, there would be no need for glasses or contacts during the day, as they can see clearly during the day.

Soft Mulitfocal Contacts:

By wearing the soft multifocal lenses, your child no longer has to depend on glasses. These contacts are meant to be worn during the day during school and in other various activities and should be taken out before bed time. What makes these lenses one-of-a-kind is their optical design, which is specifically crafted to provide clear vision during the day, yet slow down the progression of myopia at the same time.

Atropine Drops:

Our doctors may recommend a prescription eye drop to treat myopia. As everyone's eyes are different, they would recommend a specific time to apply these drops. While there will always be risks involved with any medical treatments, our doctors ensure these risks are minimized by having follow up appointments and monitoring the progress. Our doctors would usually recommend these drops for children who are showing rapid progression of myopia.

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